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CIPS NS AGM and Dinner Meeting: "It isn’t the Changes that Do You In, It’s the Transition"
Tue, 05/29/2012
Event Location: 

The CIPS Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 29, 2012 from 5:45 to 6:00 pm, prior to our monthly scheduled CIPS dinner meeting. The event will be held at the Dalhousie University Club, 6259 South St., Halifax.

In order to formally conduct the meeting and receive its reports, there is a requirement to have 15 members in good standing attend either in person or by phone. Please mark this date in your calendar and make plans to attend. The meeting will only take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Agenda for the event is as follows:

     1700       Networking
     1745       CIPS NS AGM
     1830       CIPS NS May Dinner Meeting (optional)

To register: On-line, E-mail - Patricia Landry or Phone 902-420-3070 x 2000

When registering, please provide contact information and dinner choice Registration deadline is Friday, May 25rd

Please note that nominations for Board positions are still being considered.

I look forward to seeing you at this auspicious event.

Michael Clare, I.S.P., ITCP
Past-President, CIPS NS

Dinner Meeting

Topic:    It isn’t the Changes that Do You In, It’s the Transition
          (or Managing Resistance to Change)

Speaker:  Susan Faulkner
          President and owner at E4 Business Solutions 
Time:     6:30 pm for dinner, 7:30 pm for presentation
Cost:     Members - $40.00, Non-members - $50.00

Dinner Menu: Regular and Vegetarian options

          Corporate tables available


It isn’t the Changes that Do You In, It’s the Transition (or Managing Resistance to Change).

Most if not all projects result in some sort of change that impacts people in some way, either negatively or positively. Transition is the psychological process that people go through as they internalize and come to terms with the details of what that change means to them.

A key success factor of a project is ensuring that people get through the transition so that the desired change can be effective. This presentation will discuss the phases of transition during change; provide some tips on how to manage resistance to change, and describe one approach to integrating change management into project plans.



Susan Faulkner, BCSS, MBA, I.S.P.,ITCP is the President and owner at E4 Business Solutions, a management and information technology consulting company.

Born and raised near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Susan started her career in Information Technology at Nova Scotia Power in 1985 as a Systems Analyst and progressed to managing various Information Technology, Internal Audit, Process Improvement and project teams within Nova Scotia Power and its parent company, Emera. She has a variety of experience, including ERP implementation, leading re-engineering and change management initiatives, internal audit and controls, as well as successfully managing several large multi-million dollar projects.

She joined Bluewave Energy in January, 2007 as their Director of IT to lead the Information Technology initiatives through a period of significant growth for the company through acquisitions. In the fall of 2006, Bluewave Energy was a small independent, employee owned petroleum distribution company, with 10 branches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. By the end of 2007, Bluewave Energy became the largest independent petroleum delivery company in Canada, with over 56 branches across the country. In one year, the company grew 6-8 times its former size in terms of volume and revenue, quadrupled its customer base and more than doubled the number of employees. The company continued on its growth path and was eventually acquired by Parkland Fuel Corporation in 2010.

Susan started her own consulting company in August 2011 and focuses on business process improvement, enabled by technology and change management.

Susan received her Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Acadia University and her Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary's University. Susan is a member of the Canadian Information Processing Society and received the Information Systems Professional designation in 1992.

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